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Volunteer Product Testers Needed-Gadget for Difficult to Install Nuts/Bolts

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Charlie Becker
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#1 Posted: 9/30/2009 15:59:35

EAA needs members to test a helpful gadget (not really a tool but something helpful to have around your shop or hangar).   To volunteer, simply reply to this thread.    I’ll be selecting the testers (randomly) on 10/7/09 and closing this thread at that time.  If you are selected, I will send you a private message with the details.

 

Requirements to participate in this test:

·         Aircraft or kit where you have difficult to reach nuts, washers or bolts.

·         You must complete a short product review form after using the product.

·         You must be an EAA member.

·         You get to keep the item after you are done testing it.

We’ll be having other opportunities to test products coming up so keep checking back to www.oshkosh365.org forums for more posts.  You’ll see the outcome of this test work starting in January in Sport Aviation.

Thanks for volunteering,

Charlie Becker
Director, EAA Member Programs

 

 



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Doug Tomas
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#2 Posted: 9/30/2009 17:00:33

Hey!

As an A&P / IA with "fat fingers" I have plenty of opportunities to try something of that nature.  I've seen a bunch of "gadgets" for such, not many are all that good.

Toss my name in the hat please!



Paul Lutz
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#3 Posted: 9/30/2009 20:18:50

I would like to test your product.  I have an RV-6 flying and working on a Thatcher so I would have plenty of opportunities 

to test your product



Jeff Point
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#4 Posted: 10/1/2009 03:40:33

Charlie,

This sounds like a winner.  I have an RV-6 completed and an RV-8 and a Breezy under construction, so I have lots of nuts and bolts to play with.  Of course, nothing on the Breezy is hard to reach, but...



Roger Messenger
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#5 Posted: 10/1/2009 11:54:43

I am not familiar with very many planes that don't have difficult places to reach with nuts and  bolts. It will be interesting to see if this tool is any better.



Roger Messenger
Mike Edwards
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#6 Posted: 10/1/2009 12:08:28

I don't have a homebuilt, but I've had the problem many times on the Debonair.  I'd like to try it and do a review.  Thanks.

Mike E



Doug Gabel
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#7 Posted: 10/1/2009 16:08:31 Modified: 10/1/2009 17:06:08

Currently building an RV-8A that has lots of difficult to reach nuts and bolts.  Would be happy to try and generate report on your product..

 



Larry Durner
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#8 Posted: 10/1/2009 18:06:40

Two flying planes, one kit in process, one scratch built project in process and assembly of an R680-9 may  offer a couple of opportunities to try the test "tool".

 



Larry
Warren Gouner
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#9 Posted: 10/1/2009 18:22:10

My airplane has plenty of hard to reach nuts and bolts. Sign me up.



WGouner
Joanne Palmer
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#10 Posted: 10/1/2009 18:24:46

Hi Charlie:

 

I'm building a Lancair Legacy and would like to test your product.  Please put me "in the hat".

 

Ashley Palmer



Don Sloan
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#11 Posted: 10/1/2009 18:39:00

Put me in, Coach . . .

Stearman's flyin', C140's nearly done, Citabria next (after I sell the Cessna). Got STICK'M (something like that) from SunnFun -- it was a big help on the C140 tailwheel bracket.

don



Nathan Peck
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#12 Posted: 10/1/2009 18:50:04

I'd like to give it a try.  Many fasteners are located on the aft side of my engine against the firewall with zero clearance.  Working on my Quickie is always a struggle.

 



Dan Smokovitz
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#13 Posted: 10/1/2009 19:00:24

Restoring an old straight tail 172, lot's of engine and panel work let to go.



Brian Aukes
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#14 Posted: 10/1/2009 19:02:19

I'm in



Ron Rankin
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#15 Posted: 10/1/2009 19:11:55

As a GlaStar AND an RV4 builder, I would like to be involved with this product evaluation! 



Jim Reader
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#16 Posted: 10/1/2009 22:56:19

Very interested!  Spent too much time today trying to do just that.

Jim



Thomas Staggs
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#17 Posted: 10/1/2009 23:35:59

I'm a tall guy with big hands and a Long-EZ - if ever there was a plane that needs gadgets for hard-to-reach places, the Long-EZ is it. please sign me up.



Troy Tassin
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#18 Posted: 10/2/2009 00:02:14

I would be happy to participate. We are currently restoring a C-180. Any gadget that could help would be great!

Troy



Brent Butler
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#19 Posted: 10/2/2009 03:02:50

Please sign me up!

Brent Butler

Broken Arrow, OK  EAA since '93



Michael Gibbs
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#20 Posted: 10/2/2009 04:34:30

Few things are more difficult than the seemingly simple task of attaching the rudder to a Kitfox.  I'd love a tool that can help with that.




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